Chandra Hauptman's KPFA LSB Candidate Endorsements


for KPFA's Local Station Board (LSB)
from Chandra Hauptman

Chandra Hauptman is a former member of KPFA's Local Station Board

Hello all,

I haven't posted anything about KPFA in quite some time because I'm not as involved as I used to be but I still think it's important to vote in the KPFA LSB election so here's my list of the candidates I support and some reasons why:

Listener Candidates [in no particular order]:

1. Noni Session
2. Don Macleay
3. Daniel Borgström
4. James McFadden
5. Richard Phelps

Staff Candidates:

1. Frank Sterling
2. Darlene Pagano

The top four listener candidates listed above are running under the banner of "Rescue Pacifica". Website is: Richard Phelps is running as an independent. You can read their candidate statements at:

A little history:

In the past year, six of the current KPFA LSB members, who were elected as members of the group formerly known as "UCR" (United for Community Radio), crossed the aisle and now vote consistently with those affiliated with the group formerly known as "Save KPFA". They are running a slate of candidates under their new name - "UIR" (United for Independent Radio).

1. They supported a plan for Pacifica to file for bankruptcy. A plan which I do not support.

2. They approved management's unilateral cancellation of Guns & Butter, without ever hearing Bonnie Faulkner's side of the story. And 17 years of Guns and Butter's archives have been erased from the website.

3. The people that I endorse support participatory decision-making about the selection of new programs and would like to see a democratically elected Program Council re-established.

4. All of the candidates I endorse also support: non-mainstream news from a variety of independent sources not from corporate wire services and transparency in the governance process and financial matters.

5. "Rescue Pacifica":

a. Wants to see KPFA be anti-war without supporting "humanitarian interventions",

b. Wants air time for diverse community programming,

c. Support for whistleblowers,

d. Bargaining rights for all paid and unpaid workers,

e. Free speech and anti-censorship programming, and

f. Democratic governance and shared decision-making.

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Ballots were sent out Friday the18th, electronic ballots will be, on the 23d, and votes must be received by March 5th, 2019.

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